Friday, 24 January 2014

How To Keep Organised In 2014

I decided to share a little lifestyle post for you all and try something a little different on my blog. Sorry this post didn’t go up sooner but hope you enjoy my tips on how to make 2014 more organised....

1.) I recommend WhSmiths A4 planner/diaries for writing everything down daily. Personally I find having everything in one place helps me keep organised. I write to do lists, peoples info and anything other you can imagine in these things. I’ve been using the same planner design for three years running. Click here to buy on WHSmiths online.

2.) Having a calendar can be really handy too for making note of important dates and events. I find the ones with a line for each day works best for me.

3.) I also keep a separate notebook for major projects where notes won’t fit into my ordinary planner. For example when I’m working to a client brief or planning an important event.

4.) Keeping your workspace clean and clear can be super important to keep your thoughts organised and less stressful.

5.) If you work from home or have your own office it can be fun to shop for cute storage and things to keep your personal space pretty and ordered. I find B&M have some lovely stuff in there homeware section. Also try Wilkinsons, WhSmiths and Next.

6.) Sometimes it’s important to be organised while you’re on the go. Maybe you are travelling on the train or are out; having a mini planner can be good or if you are a techie a iphone or ipad can be super useful. You can get some good deals on places like Amazon or Argos.

7.) Stay connected on the go can be super important. Having peoples phone numbers and details on hand may be essential. 

8.) Make lists. I am a huge list maker. Its so rewarding to tick things off a list and you can go back to lists to make sure theres nothing that you’ve missed that needs to be done.

9.) Have fun with organising whether it’s joining social networking sites, decorating/customising notebooks etc.

10.) Make a goal to make your life more organised. Then maybe you could set mini goals making sure they are realistic and achievable.

Hope I’ve helped in some way; please feel free to add your own ideas in the comments below :-)

Lots of love,

Helen X

Sunday, 19 January 2014

No7 Beautiful Skin Day and Night Cream

I was first introduced to these skincare items as samples in a Christmas gift set. Review of the gift set items here. Although I’ve done a quick review on items in the gift set blog post I wanted to do a more thorough breakdown of the moisturisers. 

The Beautiful skin day and night cream works wonders and leaves my skin soft, smooth and vibrant. Having quite sensitive skin the hypo-allergenic cream is a lifesaver. I use the normal/dry formula and this seems to work extremely well for me. I’ve never had breakouts while using it and it sinks into the skin very quickly.

In addition the day cream includes spf 15 and with experience of using this my skin has been protected from the sun even during the summer months when it was very sunny.

The moisturiser is light, luxurious and easy to apply. After using both the day and night cream for months I’ve noticed a real improvement in my skin. A little goes a long way, the scent is pleasant and the glass packaging makes it extra special to use.

It’s quite simply the best moisturiser range I’ve ever used. I would thoroughly recommend this to anyone. No7 is a very reliable brand which I will probably always go back too. Recently I’ve been experimenting with other skincare bits including the melting gel cleanser and gentle toner. Also the No7 face wipes are incredible too.

The day cream retails at £12.50 and the night cream £13.50 and can be bought at boots stores. I think the price is particularly reasonable for what you get and compared to other high-end skincare items it’s a bit of a bargain.

Have you tried any of the No7 Products? What skincare items do you love? Xx

Friday, 10 January 2014

After Christmas Sale Shopping & Primark Haul

Hey All :-)

Hope you are all well chicks. Today’s post is dedicated all things sale. It’s collective of a couple of online and shopping trips.

I found some of the best sale items on, Boots and Debenhams. Other than these shops are maybe a couple of others including Miss Selfridge I wasn’t that impressed by that much of the sales in all honesty.

While I was out for my two friends we had a good nosey in the New Look sale. We went the Monday after Christmas so I assume if we had gone earlier there may have been more in. 

However I spotted a beautiful pair of their jeans in a Hindu/western kind of style with lots of embellishments on. I love them and the photos don’t give them justice at all. They also look better on, I bought size 12.

Debenhams had some lovely stuff too but things sold quite fast. This afternoon I received a striped tunic in a size 10 from Debenhams and fitted nicely so decided to keep it. It wasn’t reduced all that much but the quality is excellent.

Lastly I wanted to let you know I bought my first Origins products in the Boots sale. I haven’t tried them properly yet but they smell divine. I bought an Aromatherapy Associates bell which I’ve been using too. Reviews coming up shortly. I’m excited to give you my feedback on some of my first high end beauty product buys! :-) 

How were the sales for you?

Lots of love,

Helen Xx

New Look

Embellised Jeans £16.00 (reduced from £26)
Green bag with gold detailing £15.99

Mantaray navy striped button trim tunic £28 (reduced from £35)


Cosy socks in blue two pack £2.00
Suedette stud jean belt £2.50
Snake jean belt £2.00
30pk coloured elastic hair hands £1.00
Cotton rich tights in grey £2.00
Cotton rich tights in black £2.00


Aromatherapy Associates Little Bell 7.5ml £8.00 (reduced)

Origins Grapefuit Duo Set £14 (reduced from £22)
Origins Drink Up 7ml (Free with origins purchase)
Extracts 4 Pack Body Wash Collection £6.00 (reduced from £12)

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Soap & Glory Whipped Clean Shower Butter 250ml £8.00

I was pleasantly surprised by how well this product worked. It works as a two in one body butter and shower gel. A little goes along way and is great value for money. I found the scent to be extremely pleasant with a scent of pistachio, almond and sweet vanilla. 

The soft shower butter can be worked into the skin while showering. It leaves skin completely soft and is luxurious and beautiful to use. I did find sometimes the gel was a bit slippery but if you’re careful once on the skin it’s easy to use.

I’m a loyal Soap & Glory fan so will always repurchase from the brand. I may repurchase this particular item at some point after I get to work at using all my Christmas present body stuff 

I would love to hear from you if you have tried this product or if you would like to try it and have enjoyed this little review! Click here to view this item on the boots website.

Love Helen